James Pierce Barton (1817-1891)

 

James Pierce Barton (1817-1891)
American portrait artist ;
James P. Barton ; James Barton ; Jas. P. Barton ; J.P. Barton ; J. P. Barton ;
[Born 1817 in Zanesville, Muskingum, OH – died April 5, 1891 in Melbourne, FL]

 

FAD record control number: 51709 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

James Pierce Barton (1817-1891) biography:

Birth: 1817 in Zanesville, Muskingum, OH ;
Death: April 5, 1891 in Melbourne, FL ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
[unknown] ;

Known for: Portraits of pioneering families ; American West scenes ; Scenes of Kentucky ;
Medium: Oil ; pencil ; pen & ink ;
Technique: Painting ; drawing ;
Subjects: People ; landscapes ; Kentucky ; American railroad ;

Areas: Zanesville, OH (1817-1844, 1846-1853) ; Cincinnati, OH ; New York, NY (1844-1846) ; Baltimore, MD (1853) ; Europe (1875, 1878) ; Melbourne, FL (1891-) ; England (1878) ;
Region: Midwest ; Mid-Atlantic ; Europe (1875) ;
Lived: Zanesville, OH (1817-1844, 1846-1853) ; New York, NY (1844-1846) ; Baltimore, MD (1853) ; Melbourne, FL (1891) ;
Father: Joseph Lawrence Barton (1783?-1821 or 1816), a captain in the army & tavern owner ;
Mother: Elizabeth “Eliza” C (Pierce) Barton (1794-1871) ;
Relatives: Elizabeth (Barton) Belmear (1815-?), sister ;
Spouse: Lucinda Josephine (Bostwick) Barton (1829-1896), wife, married in 1850 ;
Children: [none] ;

Training: Zanesville Academy, Zanesville, OH [likely] ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1844-1845, 16 months of study) ;
Instructors:
Work: Partnered with a photographer briefly (1868) ; Collaborated with John “Jack” Dare Howland (1843-1914) on views of the American West (1873-1877) ;

Taught: McIntire Academy, Zanesville, OH (ca.1840s) ;
Students:

Member: National Academy of Design, New York, NY ; Society of the Cincinnatus, Cincinnati, OH ;
Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1852) ; American Art Union, New York, NY [and other locations] (1845) ;
Awards:

Milestones: As a small child liked sketching in pencil and pen and ink ; Painted his first picture in 1842 at the age of 25 ; Moved to Florida for his wife’s health and after a day of sailing suddenly died ;

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Document information

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2019.51709

Digital document provenance:
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Document license:
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Record birth date:
May 18, 2019

Last updated: June 12, 2019 at 19:56 pm

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